"My cousins grew up on a reservation in South Dakota, and this is how we always made our fry bread (with yeast)." — BETSY4020
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1 (.25 ounce) package
active dry yeast
vegetable oil for frying
1 (28 ounce) can
diced tomatoes, undrained
2 (6 ounce) cans
salt and ground black pepper to taste
chili powder, or to taste
Cheddar cheese, coarsely shredded
iceberg lettuce, cored and shredded
finely chopped onion, or as desired
finely chopped mild green chiles, or as desired
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU BETSY!! Wish I could give you a million stars!! These are the Indian FryBread tacos of my youth...we used to travel to South Dakota for vacation every year and I remember eating these in the Badlands...I have been trying to recreate them for YEARS with no success(no other recipe uses yeast). They were a HIT! My kids(14yr step son, 11yr old, 9yr old) and hubby LOVED them and they brought me back to my childhood. They are perfect!!! Thank you so much!!! I could eat this bread all day!! My kids even had dessert with some leftover bread and cinnamon sugar, that's also to die for.
PS I just used ground beef and taco seasoning mix, but the meat sounds wonderful too, next time I will be sure to have the ingredients on hand to make them even better!!
The bread came out really dense and I was not very impressed. Don't get me wrong it was not bad just not as good as I remember fry bread being, I prefer it lighter and fluffier. I have had this at the Native American area at Cheyenne Frontier Day's before and my husband's mother used to make it and probably learned it from a Native American, as she used to do volunteer work at reservations all the time. But I should point out I also had the title of best step-mom ever bestowed upon me after my daughter ate her's, so really it was not terrible. *I used my own recipe for the meat.
We are now addicted to these Indian tacos! Just great flavour and our guests are asking for them. Thanks so much for the recipe.
I am also from SD, Rapid City. I only used the part for the Fry Bread and it was great! I used the recipe for Buffy's Refried Beans and my own ground beef with seasonings, cumin, chili pwdr,garlic, and cornstarch. Also made homemade quacamole! Pile everything on with shredded cheese, lettuce, sour cream, onion, tomato and ripe olives!
This was a big hit with my family tonight! I used to make scones quite often with homemade bread dough, and Navajo tacos, too, but for some reason I have forgotten about them over the years. My husband's first reaction was, "Scones!" but of course we didn't have them with butter and syrup tonight. I used Terry's Texas beans as another reviewer suggested (just using bottled pinto beans since there was no time for long cooking). They were also a big hit. We didn't have meat on ours and no one missed it. I used the Fry Daddy one son gave me for Christmas and it worked great. They puffed up a lot, but once we put the toppings on, they flattened out. We topped the beans with shredded cheese, sour cream and a mix of lettuce and kale. Since I now know how to make the dough without making bread first, we'll have them often. Thank you!
So good. I've been wanting to make Indian Fry Bread for ages and I finally found this recipe that uses yeast. The breads came out prefectly. Chewy, crispy and delicious. We paired this with 7 Minute Guacamole and Simple Salsa - both recipes from AllRecipes and they were perfect together. This one is going in the "keepers" section of my recipe box. Thanks Betsy!
AWESOME!!!!! I followed the recipe and it came out PERFECT!!! Next time I will cut the dough into 12-15 pieces so the kids can eat them a bit easier. My husbands family is from a reservation in SD also and I wanted our children to be able to have something that their family used to make. We WILL make this often. Thanks for the fabulous recipe!
I think this was a great recipe. The fry bread was wonderful and easy to make. The dough rolled out well. The recipe stated that it made 6 fry breads. These were as big as dinner plates. Make sure you have plenty of paper towels to absorb the oil. Nobody in my family could eat the whole thing. I did tweak the recipe by using 1/2 pound of Johnsonville hot Italian sausage and 1/2 pound of mild Italian sausage instead of hamburger. The Johnsonville sausage gave the Indian fry bread a kick that I really liked. I topped the fry bread with refried beans, added the meat mixture and then all the other toppings. If I make this recipe again I would leave out the tomatoes, tomato paste and suggested seasonings. I will fry the Italian sausage with 1/2 cup of onions. Then mix 1/4 cup of chopped green chili. I would add the refried beans and Italian sausage mixture to the fry bread. Toppings would include lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and sour cream.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Indian Tacos with Yeast Fry Bread
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 251
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